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A trail of destruction

A trail of destruction

Click here to view a chronology of Hurricane Katrina’s devastating path through the Gulf Coast in 2005

A fresh take on vegetables

A fresh take on vegetables

New cookbooks have plenty of produce recipes for Southern tables BY ANDREA WEIGL RALEIGH NEWS  & OBSERVER/TNS RALEIGH, N.C. –  “What in the heck do I do with (insert name of unfamiliar vegetable)?” That was the question that sparked two Southern chefs to come out with vegetable-focused cookbooks this year: “Root to Leaf,” by Steven […]

Homecoming king with Down syndrome dies at age 20

Homecoming king with Down syndrome dies at age 20

BY KATE SANTIC ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO — Travjuan “Bubba” Hunter — an exuberant, outgoing Florida teenager with Down syndrome who drew legions of Internet fans as the 2013 homecoming king at West Orange High School in Winter Garden — died Aug. 21 after a battle with pneumonia. He was 20. “Bubba was just full of […]

Apple opens up opportunity for HBCU students

Apple opens up opportunity for HBCU students

Fund now accepting applications for scholarships and internships BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On Tuesday, Aug. 25, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) opened the application process for the Apple HBCU Scholars program to help the most valuable company in the world identify the next generation of high-performing leaders of color […]

FIREARMS AND FORGIVENESS

FIREARMS AND FORGIVENESS

Two pastors and a gun expert opine on self-defense and forgiveness from biblical and practical perspectives. BY KARSCEAL TURNER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Is self-defense biblical? Are Christians required to forgive, as in the case of the Charleston massacre families forgiving the young White supremacist who killed their relatives? Dr. Charles A. Harper, III, […]

Lawmaker seeks apology for ‘Groveland Four’

Lawmaker seeks apology for ‘Groveland Four’

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A Senate Democrat filed a proposal Tuesday calling for the state to apologize and posthumously exonerate four Black men − known as the “Groveland Four” − accused of raping a White woman in 1949 in Lake County. Sen. Geraldine Thompson, D-Orlando, filed a proposed resolution (SCR 136) for consideration […]

FAMU drama continues

FAMU drama continues

Black pols call for chairman’s resignation BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE − As relations between Florida A&M University’s president and board chairman reached a new low this week, lawmakers who are FAMU alumni called Wednesday for Chairman Rufus Montgomery to resign his post − but he quickly refused. Senate Minority Leader […]

Planned Parenthood seeks injunction against AHCA after abortion allegations

Planned Parenthood seeks injunction against AHCA after abortion allegations

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Planned Parenthood fired back Monday against allegations that three Florida abortion clinics provided second-trimester abortions without proper licenses, seeking an emergency injunction against the state Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) “to protect women’s access to safe, legal abortion.” As grounds for the injunction, Planned […]

FAMU receives $110,000 that will go to first-generation students

FAMU receives $110,000 that will go to first-generation students

TALLAHASSEE – The State University System of Florida Board of Governors’ Foundation has awarded Florida A&M University (FAMU) $110,000 to help provide scholarship support to first-generation students. The funds are the result of a $5 million donation to the system by the Helios Education Foundation, which specified that the investment earnings should go to scholarships […]

Security for governor, others was close to $3 million

Security for governor, others was close to $3 million

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Protection for Gov. Rick Scott, First Lady Ann Scott, other officials and the governor’s mansion cost the state about $2.9 million, according to an annual report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The report covers fiscal year July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. The largest parts of the […]